Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

Enough (2002)

28th Jan 2020

Enough (2002)

Trivia: During the filming of Enough, Jennifer Lopez herself admitted in 2008 that she suffered a nervous breakdown related to overworking.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

The Thing (1982)

Trivia: Special Effects legend Stan Winston helped design and led the crew that operated the dog-thing, insisting that he was just assisting Rob Bottin on set.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

The Thing (1982)

Trivia: When Dr. Cooper loses both his arms after the Norris-Thing's chest opens into a mouth and bites him, that's really a double-amputee wearing a mask to resemble the actor.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

Cloverfield (2008)

Trivia: The idea of the Statue of Liberty's head ending up on the street signaling the approach of the monster was inspired by J. J. Abrams recalling the poster for the film Escape from New York (1981).

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

Pet Sematary (1989)

Trivia: Originally the fate of Louis Creed was meant to be more subtle and open - his deceased wife Rachel was to walk into the kitchen and discover him alone and end there; in the film, a grotesque Rachel embraces him while grabbing a knife and we hear his scream just when the screen fades to black.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

Pet Sematary (1989)

Trivia: When King Ghidorah first appears, one of the soldiers says, "You gotta be f***ing kidding." This same line is said by Palmer as he saw the Norris spider-head thing skittering on the floor in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982).

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

Silent House (2011)

Trivia: The film is a remake of a 2010 Uruguayan film, La casa muda, which was supposedly based upon an actual incident that occurred in the 1940s in a village in Uruguay where murders and incest were reported.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

Silent House (2011)

Trivia: The film is shot as if done in a continuous single take as it follows the tormented protagonist, Sarah.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

Ender's Game (2013)

28th Jan 2020

Splice (2009)

Trivia: Director Vincenzo Natali had wanted to explore themes of family and the powerful potential of genetics on the heels of the success of Cube (1997).

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

Splice (2009)

Trivia: French model Delphine Chanéac, who played the adult form of Dren (the monster), had shaved her head for the role.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

The Thing (2011)

Trivia: The director actually cast as many actual Norwegian actors as he could for authenticity, commenting that he assembled some of the best and most recognizable stars from there.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

The Thing (2011)

Trivia: The showdown with the Dr. Sander Halvorson-thing was done as a disappointing rush job when the ending was hastily replaced - Kate Lloyd was meant to encounter the spaceship's pilots and a whole other confrontation was devised, along with Dr. Halvorson being dead.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

The Thing (2011)

Trivia: Poor Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr.'s practical creature effects were nearly all replaced or so digitally-composited that, in frustration, they started a Kickstarter campaign that led to the film Harbinger Down.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

The Thing (2011)

Trivia: Early script ideas for the plot included having MacReady and Childs rescued but frostbitten and then the horrid truth about one (or both) revealed, or having MacReady's helicopter pilot brother come by the camp and discover the disaster there. Director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. wanted to remind the audience of MacReady with the character of helicopter pilot Sam Carter (played by Joel Edgerton).

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

The Thing (2011)

Trivia: The fire effects throughout were done practically instead of digitally via clever in-camera effects and the use of special suits, gels and rigs allowing for precisely-controlled burns and for stuntmen to remain aflame longer.

Erik M.

28th Jan 2020

The Thing (2011)

Trivia: Much of the ending was reshot, including a scene where the alien pilots within the spaceship were witnessed by Kate Lloyd dangling from some sort of tubes; the body of one was replaced post-production by an odd Tetris-like display.

Erik M.

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